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Industry week is almost here!!

Every year, IISE hosts its renowned Industry Week to offer engineering students academic and professional advancement opportunities. This is a week-long conference between November 7th to November 11th which is composed of many engaging events such as competitions, panels, workshops, plant tours, industry booth, and networking events. 


This year’s industry week includes 11 exciting events. The conference starts with a special keynote speaker from LIDD company, where you will also be introduced to the detailed schedule of the week by Dr. Ali Akgunduz. From Monday to Thursday, you will have the chance to attend one of 4 competitions (Simulation, Case Competition, Theoretical, and Technical) to strengthen your teamwork skills and pump up Adrenaline. A small note, the winners of competitions, will present Concordia University at the annual IISE conference held in Toronto this year. 


Moving on to the academic events, you don’t want to miss the chance to spend a few hours in ABB plant and office to learn more about their products and manufacturing processes. Lowe’s one of the most successful businesses in American retail stores which provides products and services in the home improvement area will host a workshop to talk about their supply chain challenges and strategies. Additionally, Simwell as a premier partner for the Arena simulation software will have one of the most exciting and informative workshops about simulation and optimization.


This is where the fun part begins! We have dedicated 6 hours for you to take professional photos by a high-level photographer in less than 5 minutes. The industry week wouldn’t be completed without the industry booth. By attending the industry booth, you will get to grow your network and talk with business leaders to learn more about their experiences and challenges. You do not want to miss this opportunity! 


Finally, the industry week will wrap up with a closing ceremony where winners of the competitions will be announced, and most importantly, food, and wine will be served!

We hope to see you all in the industry week and please feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions!

By Niayesh Sanaat - Vp Conference 2022-2023

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